Wikipedia:Changing username/Simple

Changing username/Simple
This page is a forum in which users can request, and global renamers (including stewards) can consider and carry out, requests to rename accounts to usernames that are not yet taken on any Wikimedia project. While global renamers carry out renames, other users (including bots) help by "clerking" the mechanics of this process. If you wish to help as a clerk, please read the linked page carefully.

Instructions
For help 'vanishing' from Wikipedia,
please see courtesy vanishing.

Once you have decided on the name you would like:

  1. Read this page first. You must be aware of, and understand, all of that information before requesting a username change
  2. Check to make sure this username is not already in use. Do this by searching for the name here. If the name appears in the results, even if on another Wikimedia project, it is taken.
  3. Do not create an account under the new name or move/redirect your userpages. We'll do that for you.
  4. Log in with your present username in order to place your request. Renames will not be approved if the requester is not logged in.
  5. Click the button below to request a username change
    • Add your desired username after NEW=
    • Add a reason for the change after REASON=
    • Do not change anything after CURRENT=
  6. Make sure that you have spelt your desired name correctly, including capitalization and spacing. Save the page. If your request is submitted malformed, please remedy it according to this page.
  7. Users with many edits should log out of their accounts to ensure the rename is carried out properly.
  8. Check back on this page periodically to answer any questions that may arise regarding your request. Please be patient. It may take a few days for your request to be completed. If you do not answer any questions, your request may be declined due to no response.
  9. Once your request has been completed, please do not remove or change your request. It will be archived automatically by a bot.



Important Notes After you are renamed...
  • Due to technical limitations, usernames must not start with a lowercase letter. However, you may use the template {{lowercase title}} on your user and user talk pages, and change your signature to reflect your preference.
  • Underscores and spaces are considered identical by the MediaWiki software.
  • Use of a company, organization, group, website, or product name as a username is prohibited by the username policy.
  • Please understand the implications of using your real name before requesting a name change to it.
  • ... your name will be changed to the new one in the page history of every page you've edited.
  • ... your userpage and any subpages will be moved to the new name automatically. Please do not attempt to move them yourself.
  • ... links left by your previous signatures will still point to the old userpage; however, a redirect will be left behind to your new userpage.
  • ... your request will be automatically moved to the archives in the interest of transparency.


Scream5fan → IrishWritersandArtistsGroupEdit

  Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 14:10, 6 January 2021 (UTC)
  Renamer note: Usernames that are simply names of companies or groups are not permitted. Please choose another one. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:30, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

MaxPlaysGames → makksEdit

  Robot clerk note: I have detected the following problems:
  Renamer note: The requested username is already registered; see Special:CentralAuth. Please choose another name which is not already in use. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:28, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

Quinnwijitprapai → wikiwikierEdit

  Robot clerk note: I have detected the following problems:
  • The requested username is already registered; see Special:Listusers. However, as this requested account has made no edits, it meets the criteria for being usurped; if you wish to usurp it, please read and follow the process at Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations. If you do not wish to usurp the username, please choose another name to be renamed to.
  • There is already a global account registered for Wikiwikier.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 12:30, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
  •   Renamer note: The requested username is already registered; see Special:CentralAuth. Please choose another name which is not already in use. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:10, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

I am Kamal → Cyber Sec WingEdit

  Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 15:00, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
  Renamer note: This username may classify as an inappropriate username under the username policy because it imply shared access. Please choose another name. And also provide a reason for rename. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:18, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Akrasiac → hackersDNIEdit

  Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 03:30, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

SatyaSohan → 7276453Edit

  Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 09:30, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
  Renamer note: The username "7276453" is not allowed to prevent confusing or spoofed usernames: Does not contain any letters. Please choose another username. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:24, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Xx MISTER CHAN xX → MISTER_CHANEdit

  Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 17:30, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
  Renamer note: The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames or it used to be username of someone else that got renamed: Mister Chan and Misterchan. DutchTina (talk) 20:38, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

AskBot → CristianoEdit

  Robot clerk note: There is already a global account registered for Cristiano (primary wiki: nowiki).—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 20:30, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
  Renamer note: The requested username is already registered; see Special:CentralAuth. Please choose another name which is not already in use. - Taketa (talk) 09:11, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Eggybonk11 → eggybonk!Edit

  Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 05:00, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Apples&Manzanas → WilliamSpearEdit

  Robot clerk note: The request was made by [[User:Apples&Manzanas|]], not Apples&Manzanas; please login as Apples&Manzanas to request a name change.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 12:30, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
  Not done - A second request was made. Taketa (talk) 09:43, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

AskBot → MallangEdit

  Robot clerk note: I have detected the following problems:
  Renamer note: The requested username is already registered; see Special:CentralAuth. Please choose another name which is not already in use. - Taketa (talk) 10:39, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Mcaserta31 → BelandMarEdit

  Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 03:30, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
  Not done - account is currently under indefinite checkuser block on enwiki. Feel free to reapply for the rename after the block has been resolved. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 10:54, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

SoleburyTwp → treenerdEdit

  Robot clerk note: I have detected the following problems:
  Renamer note: The requested username is already registered; see Special:CentralAuth. Please choose another name which is not already in use. - Taketa (talk) 12:12, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Leohghermay → justastanEdit

  Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 17:40, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
  Done - Taketa (talk) 12:14, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Robloxsupersuperhappyface → DachshundLover82Edit

  Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 18:30, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
  Done - Taketa (talk) 12:16, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Sansashay → BeingthesceneEdit

  Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 19:50, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
  Done - Taketa (talk) 12:19, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Gemini.skwalker → gemini.skywalkerEdit

  Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 01:20, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  Done - Taketa (talk) 12:22, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Ben8142 → Editor/123Edit

  Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 12:10, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  Not done Ben8142. WP:NCTR#Restrictions on usernames - "It may not contain the symbols / @ :." -- Cabayi (talk) 16:13, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

MrKaKisen → vprytzEdit

MrKaKisen,   Renamer note: Are you aware of (and comfortable with) the potential implications associated with using a real name? -- Cabayi (talk) 16:08, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
Cabayi, Yes, but perhaps I shouldn't do that. How do I cancel this change username request or can I just modify this one? -- MrKaKisen (talk) 16:15, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  Not done MrKaKisen, I'll mark this request as not done. I don't want to pressure you to think of a good name within a short timespan. Take your time and file another request when you're ready. Cabayi (talk) 16:19, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

H0rsepower → WackyFolfEdit

  Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 17:20, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

MahoneBayMuseum → MahoneBay1754Edit

  Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 21:30, 20 January 2021 (UTC)